Denver weather: Hurricane-force wind across Colorado Thursday

There will be even more wind on Thursday. A multi-day intense wind event will continue, bringing hurricane-force gusts to parts of Colorado.

It will be sunny with a high of 41 degrees in Denver on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. Northwest wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph, will keep many holding onto their hats.

Outside of the metro area, truckers have been warned to get off the roads earlier on Thursday. There have been widespread 50 mph gusts across the state, with a 116 mph gust recorded just after 2 a.m. at Breckenridge Ski Area.

Snow will develop Thursday afternoon and evening over the mountains, with strong winds and blowing snow causing hazardous conditions.

A cold front is coming later Thursday night, increasing winds with gusts over 80 mph in the mountains and 55 mph on the plains. Denver will be mostly clear, with a low of 21 degrees and winds gusting around 20 mph.

Friday will be sunny with a high near 47. The wind will persist into the evening when it finally calms downtown as the low dips to 28 degrees.

It is expected to be in the mid to high 40s under sunny skies all weekend with overnight lows in the 20s. The next chances of snow are small systems on Saturday and Monday.

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